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MusiCares Charity Relief Auction Adds Exclusive Items From Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, BTS, Harry Styles & More Print-ready version

by Taj Mayfield
December 8, 2021

The 64th Annual GRAMMY Week Event will also feature a never-before-seen painting of Jimi Hendrix by MusiCares Person Of The Year 2022 Honoree Joni Mitchell

Julien's Auctions announces additional marquee celebrity items to be sold at MusiCares Charity Relief Auction taking place live in Beverly Hills and online at on Jan. 30, 2022. The latest additions include exclusive memorabilia from Paul McCartney, BTS, Keith Richards, Harry Styles, Joni Mitchell, and many more.

This Official GRAMMY Week event precedes the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast on Jan. 31. Proceeds will benefit MusiCares, which provides the music community a support system of health and human services across a spectrum of needs, including physical and mental health, addiction recovery, unforeseen personal emergencies, and disaster relief.

Headed to the auction is an ebony Gibson ES-335, the cornerstone of the Gibson ES line-up, signed by Keith Richards along with a one-of-a-kind video authenticating his signature. With impeccable sounds across its wide-ranging tonal palette, the Gibson ES-335 has set an unmatched standard since its inaugural appearance in 1958 and can be found in the hands of jazz, blues, and rock players all over the globe. The item was donated by Gibson Gives and holds an estimate between $6,000 and $8,000.

Another highlight hitting the auction stage comes from music icon Paul McCartney. The Beatles legend is offering a signed sunburst Hofner brand B-Bass Hi Series violin bass guitar that holds an estimate of $4,000 to $6,000. McCartney helped make the Hofner violin bass guitar famous in the 1960s, as it was one of his main bass guitars that he played with The Beatles, notably at the Apple Rooftop concert and the Let It Be album recording sessions.

BTS kicked off the initiative with the auction announcement of their custom-made ensembles (estimate: $30,000-$50,000) from their unforgettable "Dynamite" performance, which was filmed from Seoul, South Korea for the 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards. The septet will additionally be auctioning an Epiphone brand 56 Les Paul Pro ebony electric guitar signed by members RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin and V on the body, and Jung Kook on the pickguard (estimate: $4,000 - $6,000). Another previously announced BTS item on offer is a group of three unique rings worn by j-hope, holding an estimate between $2,000 and $4,000.

M​​usiCares Person Of The Year 2022 honoree Joni Mitchell's work will also be showcased in the auction with her offering of the artist proof print of her original oil painting of music icon, Jimi Hendrix (estimate: $2,000-$4,000). The proof will be signed and framed by Mitchell.

"I have always thought of myself as a painter derailed by circumstance," Mitchell said in 2000. "I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy."

Other notable items set to auction and their estimates include:

  • Bono's handwritten lyrics to U2's new song "Your Song Saved My Life" from the upcoming Sing 2 animated movie ($4,000-$6,000).
  • Gene Simmons' two limited-edition pieces of original artwork: Immortal ($1,000-$2,000) and Skull Candy ($1,000-$2,000).
  • A class white Gibson brand ES-355 Bigsby VOS electric acoustic guitar donated by Gibson Gives, signed by the late Tom Petty and accompanied with a limited-edition Tom Petty and the Wildflowers box set ($6,000-$8,000).
  • A gold Gibson ES-335 electric acoustic guitar signed by Harry Styles with the inscription "All my Love" and a heart symbol, along with "Watermelon Sugar" (2019, 2020) 7" pink-colored, inscribed record single signed by Styles, and three Polaroid-like photographs from the photo shoot for the song's music video ($3,000-$5,000).
  • A black leather knee-length coat signed by Ozzy Osbourne four times in white marker on the back of the inside of the jacket ($1000- $2000).
  • Chris Stapleton's handwritten lyrics of "Broken Halos" inscribed on a polar white Fender Player Telecaster guitar ($2,000-$4,000).
  • A special item donated by the Chris Cornell Estate.
The star-studded pieces join a dazzling array of previously announced one-of-a-kind items being offered, including items from legendary acts like Dave Gahan, Depeche Mode, deadmau5, Demi Lovato, Dolly Parton, James Hetfield, Jason Aldean, Jeff Beck, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Machine Gun Kelly, Slash, Scott Weiland, Tim McGraw and more.

For more information on the auction and its location, click here

The auction will start closing in real time and in lot order for live bidding at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Jan. 30, 2022.

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